one bite at a time. 🌿🌿 Our menu was created by some of the most talented and creative chefs in the country. Everything we serve is prepared right in our kitchens from locally-sourced ingredients.
Okay, this summer I HAVE to learn how to surf. And yes, I know it's crazy I've been in San Diego this long and haven't learned 🙈
I identify as Indian, Serbo-Croatian, Muslim and American. As someone who is mixed-race and mixed-ethnicity, I’ve tried to figure out how all of my identities can coexist with one another in a way where I can still fit in and relate to the individual cultures I belong to. That hasn’t been easy.
Race is not biological so being racially ambiguous is confusing as hell, as is being of mixed ethnicities. People tell me I’m not a “real” Indian or I’m “just a white girl”. I am considered American or “other” depending on what I am wearing. My siblings or parents are even seen as a different race or ethnicity than me.
In 2014, National Geographic published an article on what Americans will look like in 2050. They look a lot like me. Like my siblings. Like my friend who is Aruban and Lebanese. Like my favorite blogger who is Black and Latina. Like my friend who is Black and White and Native American. I hope that more people will understand that looks do not determine who someone actually is.
I am everything I am. I’ve learned to accept that the way I identify and present myself as different from the way people perceive me. You just have to be yourself and own what you are, no matter who tells you differently. — Iman Naim, journalist and public health educator
Nessa estrada não nos cabe conhecer ou ver o que virá.
O fim dela ninguém sabe bem ao certo onde vai dar.
Vamos todos numa linda passarela
De uma aquarela que um dia, enfim, descolorirá. [Aquarela, Toquinho]
Some of my favorite natural wonders, all in one scene
😊 // long time no see, sel rrose. it’s been a hot minute.
Sambutlah puasamu dengan bacaan bismillahirrahmanirrahim
I woke up in a proper grump today.
I’m working on it though.
Grabbing some free time outdoors when I could and I’m forever grateful for what a little fresh air and Mother Nature can do.
Less of the grumpy ass more of the happy.
Keeping on those positives. It’s so important.
I forget that sometimes.
My experience as a Black American woman informs my Islam.
I embraced Islam years ago because I was drawn to its simplicity and universality. There’s no one way to be Muslim. As a convert, I struggled to unwind culture and religion that was consistently tangled and intertwined, then fed to me as if it were one thing. Often I felt compelled to conform in a way that felt unnatural to me.
I remember the first time I attended a predominantly Black American masjid. It was in Los Angeles and there was something familiar about the experience. It reminded me of my Baptist church. The brothers and sisters were warm and welcoming and there was a rhythmic song like feeling to the worship. It felt familiar. It felt familial.
I see my practice and Muslim identity as a form of resistance. Especially in spaces where I am discouraged to be either. I am unapologetically black and Muslim and I refuse to be invisible or for my narrative to be silenced. — Travina Springer, actress and Rookaya on #unfairandugly
Found some time to turn a little of the plane burr I picked up a while back! Rough turned to just under 60cm in diameter. Now it just needs a few months to dry then it can be finished. Love burr 😍
ضبط صوت رو روشن کردم و گذاشتم تو جیبم
نشستم تو ماشین
بهم نگاه نکرد،فقط دست دادیم
وارد خیابون ولیعصر شدیم
1 کلمه ام حرف نزده
ترافیک سنگین بود
یه آه کشید
یه لبخند زدم و دستمو بردم تو جیبمو ضبط صوت رو خاموش کردم
از ماشین پیاده شدم... چند قدم که دور شدم برگشتم نگاهش کردم ...
برام سرتکون داد و رفت (!)
رفتم پیشه شادی دوستم
اون یه احمقه :|
100 بار براش صدای نفساتو گذاشتم
فک میکنه من دیوونم
بعد از کلی خندیدن بهم زل زد...
تو چشاش اشک بود
" کاش زودتر برگرده
داری دیوونه میشی "
نمیدونم چرا نفهمید اون همه حرف عاشقونه توی سکوتمونو.
“You’ve got me knocked out, baby there’s no doubt, you’ve swept me off my feet” - @paulaabdul
May days in the shop. We’re working as hard as we can to bring in new pieces, work with old friends and just enjoy running our own business
Working on another coffee scoop in maple.🌳 Gonna be a nice one! Dm me if you wanna buy it. I also made another walnut butter knife today, so that one is also up for grabs. (Not on my website though, always best to contact me straight via Dm if you see something you like). 😉
It’s a good thing I had somewhere to be after finding this café/flower shop, or I would have gone home with more succulents than I need. 🤭
While Hana is off celebrating her graduation, I’m at work dreaming about the beaches 😭